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 Post subject: Re: June 1st Preview (2/8): Das Boots!
AgePosted: 2011-Jun-02 9:19 am 
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We are unlikely to see ANY land destruction cards, with two exceptions:
1. Versatile Target cards: Acidic Slime, Befoul, etc.
2. Numot - He's included for ONE reason... He's part of a previously created cycle.

What we almost certainly will NOT see:
1. Mass LD ie. Armageddon, Sundering Titan - People HATE these effects.
2. Strip Mine effects ie. Strip Mine, Wasteland, Tectonic Edge - They won't waste nonbasic land slots on colorless lands. Not in three color decks with already limited fixing options.


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 Post subject: Re: June 1st Preview (2/8): Das Boots!
AgePosted: 2011-Jun-02 11:04 am 

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kaldare wrote:
We are unlikely to see ANY land destruction cards...


Nagle was lead on this project. Were I a gambling man, I'd bet he put Sundering Titan in whichever pre-con had it before (Archenemy?). I could totally see him tossing in a 'Geddon. :D

The more I play this format the more I think mass LD is a positive force. Not that I'd want to see a ton of new mass LD, but I think a bit contributes a bit of sanity.


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 Post subject: Re: June 1st Preview (2/8): Das Boots!
AgePosted: 2011-Jun-02 1:21 pm 

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Nemopusu wrote:
Id assume tomorrow since the product is only 16 days away and they have roughly 500 cards to spoil.


If you look closely at the spoiled cards, you see it is exactly 318 cards.


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 Post subject: Re: June 1st Preview (2/8): Das Boots!
AgePosted: 2011-Jun-02 6:58 pm 

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Forgive me if this has been answered and I just missed it, but...

It explicitly states that Sol Ring will be in all 5 decks, but I have not seen anything as explicit about the Greaves, only what appears to me to be assumptions and speculations. Do we actually KNOW how many decks will have the boots?


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 Post subject: Re: June 1st Preview (2/8): Das Boots!
AgePosted: 2011-Jun-02 7:43 pm 

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thaumaturge wrote:
Forgive me if this has been answered and I just missed it, but...

It explicitly states that Sol Ring will be in all 5 decks, but I have not seen anything as explicit about the Greaves, only what appears to me to be assumptions and speculations. Do we actually KNOW how many decks will have the boots?

Does it matter?
Pretty much everyone will be buying all 5.


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 Post subject: Re: June 1st Preview (2/8): Das Boots!
AgePosted: 2011-Jun-02 9:00 pm 

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tempesteye wrote:
thaumaturge wrote:
Forgive me if this has been answered and I just missed it, but...

It explicitly states that Sol Ring will be in all 5 decks, but I have not seen anything as explicit about the Greaves, only what appears to me to be assumptions and speculations. Do we actually KNOW how many decks will have the boots?

Does it matter?
Pretty much everyone will be buying all 5.


Yes, that's exactly WHY it matters - I want to know if I will have 5 extra copies of Boots or only one... actually, I have enough to go around already - I'm really asking for a friend of mine who only has one copy of lightning greaves, but has 4 EDH decks AND a 250-card singleton deck. He constantly has to swap his greaves out in between games, when he wants to chance decks. He has ordered all 5 decks and I'm just wondering if that will give him enough to cover all his main EDH decks.


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 Post subject: Re: June 1st Preview (2/8): Das Boots!
AgePosted: 2011-Jun-04 2:25 am 
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Excuse me for saying this, but these are not a new card or new art. Who at Wizards has convinced you this is a preview?

The other two previews withstanding this criticism of course.


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 Post subject: Re: June 1st Preview (2/8): Das Boots!
AgePosted: 2011-Jun-04 6:38 am 
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The folks at WotC who decide what the previews will be decided (would their names actually matter?). It helps to look at it in the light that these are previews of the entire product, which is more than just never-before-produced cards. Even reprints can generate a fair amount of excitement, especially for folks who haven't previously had easy access to those cards.


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 Post subject: Re: June 1st Preview (2/8): Das Boots!
AgePosted: 2011-Jun-05 8:04 pm 
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I guess I just personally think the boots are horrendously overrated in this format.

A preview of something like Eternal Witness would definitely make me excited.


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 Post subject: Re: June 1st Preview (2/8): Das Boots!
AgePosted: 2011-Jun-05 8:05 pm 

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Survival of the Fittest. C'mon.


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